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Chronic Attendance Information for Families
Posted 4/10/23

Dear MDUSD Families,

Effective April 10, 2023, if a student is chronically absent, the parent/guardian must provide medical verification for future absences to be excused. Once a student is identified as chronically absent they will be required to follow these procedures until the end of this school year.


Chronic absenteeism means that a student has missed 10 percent or more of school days(to date) due to absences for any reason — excused, unexcused absences and suspensions. Absences can cause students to have difficulty learning to read by their third-grade benchmark assessments, affect academic achievement in middle school, or affect student motivation to do the work required to graduate from high school.  Remember “Every School Day Counts. Attend today, Achieve for a lifetime!"